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Pre-LPN Observation Hours??

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by isit4me isit4me (New Member) New Member

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Hi,

I am getting ready to apply to LPN school. The schools that I am applying to don't have a required number of observation hours. How many do you think would be good? Also is there a certain department that is better to observe in than another?

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I've never heard of having to observe. Actually performing skills, yes, during clinical instruction. The number of hours required for clinicals is probably set by your state's board of nursing. I know that for my program we have 90 hours of clinical during 3rd term and 120 during 4th. I also had clinicals in the first 2 but can't recall how many hours.

As far as observation is concerned, if you want to observe, many hospitals will arrange for you to do some job shadowing.

Dixie

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